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மறைமலை அடிகளாரின் இரங்கற்பா

21 Apr

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நாகூர் குலாம் காதிர் நாவலர் தனது 74- வது வயதில் 28-01-1908 அன்று உயிர் நீத்தபோது அவரது மாணவராக விளங்கிய மறைமலை அடிகள் கையறு நிலையில் ஒரு பாடல் பாடினார்.

வாடுகின்ற வையத்தின் வகைவிளங்க வசைபடுத்து
பீடுகெழு தமிழ்த் தெய்வ குலாம்காதிர் பெரும்புலவோய்
நீடுவளப் புத்தேளிர் நினைவின் மாசகற்றிவிட
ஓடிமறைந் துற்றாயோ இனியெங்குற் றுணர்வேனோ

Maraimalai Adikal was born on 15 July 1876 at Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu. He studied Tamil under Ve. Narayanasamy Pillai. He had his schooling in the Wesleyan Christian High School. He enjoyed the friendship of Sundaram Pillai, author of Manonmaniyam. He settled in Madras thanks to the efforts of Sandamarutam Somasundara Nayakar. He joined the Madras Christian College as a Tamil teacher. He founded the Saiva Siddhanta Maha Samajam.

He edited ‘Gnanasagaram’  in which appeared Kokilambal’s letters, and Kumudavalli. He edited the English journal, ‘Oriental Mystic Myna.’ He was a research scholar proficient in Tamil, Sanskrit and English. He translated Kalidasa’s Sakuntalai into Tamil. He advocated purism in Tamil and changed his very name ‘Vedachalam’ into ‘Maraimalai Adikal’.  He later renounced family life. Contrary to practice, he began writing a commentary on the Thiruvasagam. His famous research work is Manikkavacakarin varalarum kalamum. He passed away on 15 September 1950.

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